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Lions legends: Sir Ian McGeechan

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Over the 132 years of the British & Irish Lions tradition, few men have poured as much time, blood, sweat and tears into the iconic red jersey as Sir Ian McGeechan.   McGeechan was born in Yorkshire...

The INCREDIBLE World XV side that faced the All Blacks in the 90s

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Back in 1992, New Zealand celebrated a Centenary year of New Zealand Rugby in doing so they hosted a World XV for a three-test series.   The three tests were hosted at Lancaster Park...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experience and continuity run through the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads announced today with just 26 rookies across New Zealand’s five clubs and just nine player transfers.     The...

Julian Savea returns as the Hurricanes confirm 2021 squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hawke’s Bay’s Lolagi Visinia and Wellington’s Pepesana Patafilo will take up the final two spots in next year’s Hurricanes roster.    The 2021 squad will officially...

Blues unveil 2021 squad including Pat Lam's nephew AJ

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Blues are determined to ensure their progress in 2020 was no aberration after naming their squad for the Super Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman competitions.   The squad includes 12 current...

Chiefs confirm 11 new signings including two former Hurricanes and two highly rated halfbacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have confirmed their squad for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season and Trans-Tasman competitions.   With Warren Gatland working with the British and Irish Lions, Clayton McMillan will...

Luke Campbell signs with Hurricanes for 2021

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty Steamers halfback, Luke Campbell, will return home to Wellington for 2021 to take up a contract with the Hurricanes.     The 25-year-old left the capital four years ago to play...

Boyd extends Northampton stay

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints are have confirmed that Director of Rugby, Chris Boyd, has signed a contract extension to keep him at the Club until at least the end of the 2021/22 season. Boyd arrived at Franklin’s...